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Chrome & Special Roller Finishes

Chrome is Just the Beginning – Menges Offers Many Plate & Finish Options

Menges designs & fabricates custom rollers to meet the unique requirements of OEMs and end users – and this customization extends to the rollface. The rollface is important because it is in constant contact with your stock and literally ‘reflects in your product.’

We offer mirror-finish chrome, which produces a nice ‘gloss finish’ in plastic film: but this is just the beginning. Menges offers a variety of matte finishes, corrosion-resistant flame sprays, and texturing options. These finishes are available for new rollers and rollers being refurbished.

Speak to your Menges Engineer about the finish that’s right for your application.

Industrial rollers, including chill rollers and heat transfer rollers, may be re-chromed by Menges Roller Company as part of their comprehensive repair and refurbishing services.

This chill roll features mirror-finished chrome. The polish has a 3-5 Ra value. Low Ra ‘Super Finishes’, down to 0-1, are available.

FINISH & PLATING CHOICES:

  • For New Rollers or Refurbishing Projects
  • Chrome: Mirror, Optical Mirror & Super Finishes
  • Finishes May Be Polished to Any Ra Value
  • Nickel Plate
  • Thermal Sprayed Coatings
  • Acid Etched & Shot Blasted Matte Finishes
  • Black Chrome
  • Croydon Chrome (a satin finish)
  • Anodizing (for aluminum cores)
  • Knurled Textures
  • Cylindrical Grinding / Re-Grinding to Any Ra Value
  • Removal of Your Old Finish: For refurbishing projects, Menges has in-house cylindrical grinding capabilities, to completely remove your old finish & prepare it for new chrome, nickel, or whatever you choose.
Chrome refinishing, a service provided by Menges Roller Company, may also be called chrome re-plating or just chrome plating, and this picture indicates the results of chrome plating on a chill roller, sometimes known as a heat transfer roller.

One of our advantages is that services are conducted in-house. A Menges Technician inspects newly-chromed chill rolls.

Nickle plate for industrial rollers, specifically chill and heat rolls, is offered by Menges Roller Company as a finishing option to protect against corrosion.

Nickel plate will protect these heat transfer rollers from corrosive chemicals. Nickel may also be used to coat the inner chamber.

Chrome plating services for industrial rollers are offered by Menges Roller Company, and can be applied to large process rollers, chill rollers, or heat rollers as a refurbishing option or a new product option, as shown in this picture.

With a 10 meter capacity, large rollers are a Menges specialty – and all services, including chrome, are available for large formats.

At Menges Industrial Roller Company, finishing services for industrial rollers includes grooving of aluminum rollers, as seen here.

These are precision grooves we machined into an anodized aluminum 8″ diameter process roller. Yes, we can do that.

Finishing services for industrial rollers, provided by Menges Roller Company, include a special matte finish known as acid etched, which is seen in this picture; it is a special textured finish on the roller.

Acid Etched: The acid etched finish has a somewhat rough matte surface. A slight roughing of the roll’s surface can be favorable when friction is required to enhance material handling traits.

Menges Roller offers shot blasted finishes for industrial rollers, which is a friction enhancing matte finish popular on chill rollers and idler rollers, as indicated in this image.

Shot Blasted: This shot blasted technique is another method to achieve a matte finish. This is a bit smoother than acid etched. See your Menges Sales Engineer for more details.

Menges Roller company in Wauconda Illinois designs and sells new industrial rollers and also refurbishes industrial rollers and recovers industrial rollers and repairs industrial rollers which includes thermal spray finishing

Marathon Thermal Spray Coatings – Enhancing Performance & Extending Roller Life

 

Marathon Thermal Spray Coatings are a family of high-performance coatings, consisting of minute metallic particles, sprayed onto the roller while in a molten state.

Marathon Coatings Enhance Roller Durability and Performance:

  • Incredible Wear & Abrasion Resistance
  • Superior Oxidation & Corrosion Resistance
  • Improved Traction (surface textures can be customized)
  • Non-Stick, High-Release Formulations Available

Tungsten Carbide is our most popular thermal spray coating. However, multiple thermal spray choices are available. Your Menges Sales Engineer can provide further information on the complete line of Marathon Thermal Spray Coatings.

At Menges Roller Company, we offer several plating and finishing options for industrial rollers, including plasma spray options, flame sprays, and tungsten carbide.

Thermal sprays give steel a super-hard protective coat. It’s less expensive than components made from solid titanium or carbide, but with similar durability.

Thermal spray finishes for industrial rollers, including chill rolls and heat rolls, are available from Menges Roller Company, and these include flame sprays and plasma options.

This chill roll has a Marathon thermal sprayed tungsten carbide finish. This finish is extremely durable with excellent chemical and abrasion resistance.

This image shows a tungsten carbide flame spray finish applied to a chill roller by Menges Roller Company, as part of its industrial roller refurbishing services.

A closeup view of the thermal sprayed tungsten carbide finish. This compound is used widely on airplane engine parts, a credit to its incredible toughness.

   
As part of their chrome and special finishes for industrial rollers, Menges Roller Company provides Croydon chrome, which is a special option as seen in this heat transfer roller.

Croydon Chrome: We did not make this chill roll, but we did re-plate it with this special croydon satin chrome finish.

Because Mengse Roller offers such a wide array of finishing services, including this Croydon finish, we lead all other roller companies in finishing options.

Croydon Chrome: The finish is essentially a chrome plate that is shot blasted to create a matte look that is actually very smooth.

This is an example of an industrial roller with a knurled finish, manufactured and marketed by Menges Roller Company, a corporation that offers many repair, refurbishing and refinishing options.

Knurled: This aluminum roller has a lightly knurled surface texture. Several variations of knurling are available. Speak to a Menges Engineer for details.

Knurling services for industrial rollers are offered by Menges Roller Company as part of their comprehensive finishing services, completed at their facility near Chicago.

Knurled: Here we see a steel roller with a more pronounced diamond knurling pattern. At Menges, we can offer suggestions or work directly from your print.

Chill rollers can be refurbished at Menges Roller Company, and this includes the grinding away of old chrome and the application of new chrome plating, then polishing that chrome to a mirror finish; here we see the first stage.

Chill rolls with old, worn chrome may be refurbished and refinished. We remove the old chrome and apply new chrome.

New chrome plate, applied to any industrial roller, can be obtained at Menges Roller Company as part of their roller refinishing services and roller repairs.

This chill roller has been refurbished, complete with new chrome. Check our Chill Roll Refurbishing services page (below).

Cylindrical grinding services provided by Menges Roller Company may be used for calendar rollers in the paper industry, as seen in this example, which shows Menges technicians preparing to remove rust via a precision grinding process.

Before: Calendar rollers arriving at Menges for cylindrical grinding services. We’re not intimidated by big jobs like this.

Calendar rollers, after being precision ground and polished at Menges Roller Company, perform better because they have been resurfaced and had their concentricity corrected, as seen in this image.

After: Our cylindrical grinding process has the calendar rollers in good shape. Check our Cylindrical Grinding page (below).

RELATED PRODUCTS & SERVICES
 As a full-service roller company, Menges offers a full range of support services, targeting each aspect of the roll.
 
Chrome refinishing services for industrial rollers, which can be completed by Menges Roller Company, include cylindrical grinding as the first step for removing the old chrome, as this link will illustrate. Cylindrical Grinding & Polishing

  • To Remove Old Chrome
  • To True Up Out-of-Round Rolls
Because Menges Roller Company provides such a wide array roller refurbishing services, stand alone offerings were made for chill rollers and heat rolls, which this link leads to. Heat Transfer Roll Rebuilding

  • Menges Can Rebuild Your Roll
  • Less Expensive Than New Roll
Menges Roller Company provides industrial roller repair services for all types of silicone rollers, urethane rollers, chill and heat rolls, as well as flattener style rollers, and this link provides further information on all of these items. Roller Repair Services

  • Comprehensive Repair Services
  • For All Types of Rollers
Chrome refinishing is often accompanied by acid flushing, when completing maintenance services on heat transfer & chill rollers at Menges Roller Company, as this webpage indicates. Acid Flushing Services

  • Important Maintenance Procedure
  • Flushes Away Clogs & Coagulants

WE’RE YOUR SOURCE…FROM START TO FINISH !

The finish of a rollface is critical because its in constant contact with your product.

But finishes also impact the roll’s material handling properties.

All our chrome plating and finishing options are available for new rollers and refurbishing projects.

Your Menges Roller Sales Engineer can explain the particular advantages of each finish.

Call 847-487-8877 or click today and get started on an roller finish to meet your particular needs.

We’ll help you run faster, reduce waste and produce a better product.

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